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When I try to access nytimes.com Firefox (but not Chrome or Opera) redirects to global.nytimes.com. Home button (nytimes.com) goes to international.nytimes.com.

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When I type a URL starting with g, Firefox brings up http://global.nytimes.com/ often as first item although I have told firefox to forget that address. The home button is set to nytimes.com but it usually brings me international.nytimes.com.

I have disabled geo-location in about:config. I have also set Firefox to inform me about redirects, but it does not do that. I've tried several extensions that do not work either.

I don't doubt that the NY Times redirects non-USA traffic to its international edition, but it NEVER happens with Chrome or Opera.

When I type a URL starting with g, Firefox brings up http://global.nytimes.com/ often as first item although I have told firefox to forget that address. The home button is set to nytimes.com but it usually brings me international.nytimes.com. I have disabled geo-location in about:config. I have also set Firefox to inform me about redirects, but it does not do that. I've tried several extensions that do not work either. I don't doubt that the NY Times redirects non-USA traffic to its international edition, but it NEVER happens with Chrome or Opera.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

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Application

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guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

It might be an old cookie. Continue to block the location through the page permissions, by see if this happens in a private window.

To clear the cache of an individual site, remove bookmarks or saved homepage and save the page once more after going to about:permissions and "Forget This Site".

It might be an old cookie. Continue to block the location through the page permissions, by see if this happens in a private window. To clear the cache of an individual site, remove bookmarks or saved homepage and save the page once more after going to about:permissions and "Forget This Site".
cor-el
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You have a Redirect Bypasser extension listed in the System Details list.

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance
  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window
You have a Redirect Bypasser extension listed in the System Details list. Start Firefox in <u>[[Safe Mode|Safe Mode]]</u> to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem. *Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance *Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Safe+Mode *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes